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Remembering Alexander Kyle (Sandy) Stuart

sandy stuartAlexander Kyle (Sandy) Stuart (ChemE 4T7, P.Eng., C.M.), a recognized Canadian and global authority on hydrogen generation and the use of hydrogen as an environmental friendly fuel, passed away on December 20, 2014 at the age of 91.

His many career accomplishments were recognized by our Faculty in 2005 when Sandy was inducted into our Hall of Distinction - an assembly of outstanding alumni who have achieved great success and who exemplify the excellence of our graduates and Faculty.

A few of Sandy’s many achievements include:

  • Co-founding The Electrolyser Corporation Ltd. in 1948. The company subsequently became Stuart Energy Systems and led to the sale of some 1,000 electrolytic hydrogen plants in 100 countries.
  • Creating innovations in hydrogen energy technology, such as the design of the world’s largest water electrolysis cell and implementation of multiple hydrogen energy systems including renewable energy storage and fueling systems for cars and buses.
  • Serving as the Chair of Export Development Canada, the Nature Conservatory of Canada, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association, and the Canadian Hydrogen Association.

A talented engineering inventor, Sandy will be remembered to those who knew him best as a husband, father, grandfather, friend, World War II veteran and advocate for the natural environment and sustainable energy.


March 13, 2015

Volume 32, Issue 9

In this issue:

In the News
Grad Office
Chem Eng Events


In the News


Smarter cities for India: U of T Engineering professors build new partnerships

Professor Yu-Ling Cheng along with three other professors from our Faculty travelled to India with U of T President Meric Gertler earlier this year to discuss Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to build 100 smart cities in his country. Professor Cheng and the group participated in a roundtable on sustainable urbanization at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, visited think tanks and foundations and met with government officials in Mumbai and Delhi.

The smart city wasn’t the only agenda item for the trip. At meetings at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Indian officials wanted to learn more about a new U of T initiative called the Centre for Social Services Engineering. India has more than one million non-governmental organizations, and the Tata Trusts and the ORF are concerned that with so many NGOs, social services are being delivered inefficiently with much duplication and missed opportunities. For the full story, click here.

Milica Radisic to be Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Professor Milica Radisic to its College of Fellows. Professor Radisic was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows in recognition of her innovative research on the design and laboratory development of heart tissue. A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2015 Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC on March 16, 2015.

WISE National Conference

This year's Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) National Conference is being chaired by Mahsa Nami (ChemE 1T4 + PEY). On March 21 and 22, 2015 more than 250 students from across Canada will converge at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the conference - an inspirational weekend to build leadership skills, increase confidence in careers and boost involvement in research and technology-related professions. "We encourage everyone who's passionate about science and engineering, and its applications, to attend," said Mahsa. With a growing interest in entrepreneurship at universities and in industry, the theme of this year's conference is ‘build your own legacy.'


Grad Office


Ph.D. Reading Committee Meeting – S. N. Genin

Date of Meeting: March 18, 2015 in WB215 at 1:00 pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. B. A. Saville; Supervisor: Prof. D. G. Allen, Prof. S. Aitchison (Co-Supervisor); Other Member(s): Prof. D. Sinton (MIE)

Ph.D. Qualifying Examination – P H. Wang

Date of Meeting: March 19, 2015 in WB139 at 1:00 pm
Committee: Chair: Prof. D. W. Kirk; Supervisor: Prof. E. A. Edwards; Other Member(s): Prof. E. Master, Prof. A. Yakunin

Graduate Awards

2015-2016 Ontario Scholarship (OGS)
Completed application must be submitted online by April 1, 2015 for both domestic and international students. Please refer to the 2015-16 OGS online application instructions while completing your application.

2015-2016 Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (QEII-GSST)
In order to be considered for QEII-GSST in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, applicants must submit an OGS application online by April 1. 2015.

SGS Conference Grant – Winter/Spring 2015 Competition
March 16, 2015 - Online application opens
March 27, 2015 - Online application closes at 4:30 pm
April 6, 2015 - Deadline for supervisors to submit online approval at 4:30 pm


Chem Eng Events

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March 18, 2015 - LLE, Dr. Alison Lewis, University of Cape Town, Rethinking Precipitation Processes: The Art of the State, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

March 25, 2015 - LLE, Dr. Ponisseril Somasundaran, Columbia University, Next Generation Sustainable Surface Active Agents, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

March 27, 2015 - 30th Annual Chemical Engineering Dinner, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Chestnut Street Residence, for tickets visit http://my.alumni.utoronto.ca/2015chemeng

April 1, 2015 - LLE, Dr. Yu-Ling Cheng, University of Toronto, Technologies for global development and global health, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, WB116

May 30, 2015 - Spring Reunion Chemical Engineering Lunch & Tour, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Wallberg Building

June 15, 2015 - Spring Convocation


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